The Hidden Marriage Penalty in Obamacare

IRS’ Lois Lerner gave confidential Tea Party tax info to FEC, violating law

Should This Inmate Get a State-Financed Sex Change Operation? What we owe the murderer

    Nathaniel Penn at New Republic: Prisoners, unlike the rest of us, are constitutionally entitled to free health care. They are wards of the state: The Supreme Court affirmed their right to “adequate medical care” in the 1976 case Estelle v. Gamble. To deny them this would violate the Eighth Amendment’s proscription against “cruel and unusual punishment.” But transgender inmates have found it extraordinarily difficult to prove in court that gender dysphoria treatment meets the Estelle standard. Many judges view them unsympathetically: This is an unusual mental illness whose legitimacy many in the public still doubt; these are plaintiffs serving long sentences for committing horrifying crimes.


  • Posted: 10/31/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.newrepublic.com

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White House Oks Limited Waiver On Health Penalty

Seven More Top Tax Officials Named in Amended Lawsuit Against IRS

British Tribunal Requires Conscience Exemption From Online VAT Filing

Should We Be Taxing Churches?

Supreme Court rejects Latham strip joint: Justices won’t hear challenge to tax on performances

Arizona church continues fight against lingering tax bill | One News Now

Preaching “Politics” from the Pulpit | Erik Stanley at Speak Up Movement

Ariz. church appeals to state’s high court over $50K tax bill | Alliance Defending Freedom

Divorce Attorneys Will Love ObamaCare

The New Federal Wedding Tax: How Obamacare Would Dramatically Penalize Marriage

    Heritage Foundation: One bizarre feature of the Senate-passed health care bill is its pervasive bias against marriage. Under the bill, couples would face massive financial penalties if they marry or remain married. Conversely, couples who cohabit without marriage are given highly preferential financial treatment. If the Senate bill becomes law, saying “I do” would cost some couples over $10,000 per year.


  • Posted: 10/07/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.heritage.org

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IRS Asks For Input On Form 1023 Used By Applicants for Non-Profit Tax Status

AZ Supreme Court: Legislature lacks authority to restrict voter approved inflation adjustments for schools

Sen. Mike Lee: Supreme Court ObamaCare Ruling a “Lawless Act”

Bullied by the IRS

Should Washington Pay Parents to Raise Future Taxpayers?

Census: State and Local Income, Sales, Motor Fuel, Motor Vehicle, and Alcoholic Beverage Taxes Hit All-Time Highs in 2nd Quarter

IRS Has Produced Only 10% of Docs Responsive to Demand by Congress

Austria: Catholic Church Fined For Phone Texting

Lois Lerner retires from IRS

Church Denied Relief On Denial of Property Tax Exemption

More On Atheists And Clergy Housing Allowance

The GOP’s NEW plan to repeal, replace Obamacare

    Daily Caller: The 200-page budget-neutral bill would provide $20,000 in tax deductions to families and a $7,500 deduction to individuals, so they can buy insurance from vendors in any state. It would also would allow Americans to keep the money they save by picking lower-cost providers . . . Additionally, it would let people carry their insurance with them from job to job, and cut wasteful legal costs by reforming medical insurance.


  • Posted: 09/18/2013
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  • Category: Featured
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  • Source: dailycaller.com

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“Gay marriage not accepted on Louisiana form”

California Bill Targeting Boy Scouts Threatens Religious Freedom | Acton Institute

IRS issues rules for employer mandate under ObamaCare

Chinese Government Collected $2 Billion in One-Child Policy Fines in 2012

IRS Will Recongize Same-Sex Marriages Regardless of Where Couples Reside

Older people more likely to duck ObamaCare mandate, survey finds

IRS issues final rules on Obamacare’s ‘individual mandate’

Atheists, government square off over clergy tax break | The Journal News

Feds Offer Tax Breaks to Influential Atheist Who Fights Against Benefits for Clergy | Christian News Network

Feds say OK to atheists on religion tax break | USA Today via 11Alive.com

Atheists May Qualify for Same Tax Breaks as Pastors | Christian Post

New York Gov. Cuomo Gives Pro-Abortion Group the Lone Reporting Exemption

“Green light for FFRF’s anti-church politicking suit” | FFRF

Feds offer atheists a clergy tax break that they don’t want | Religion News Service

Feds say OK to atheists on religion tax break | WBIR

Feds grant religion tax break to atheists

Cardin: IRS needs to quickly address tax rules for same-sex couples

Regulation of Church, Nonprofit Political Speech ‘Untenable,’ Report Finds

Schock: IRS can’t stop illegal behavior

Strip club owner to take tax fight to Supreme Court

U.S. Expats Balk at Tax Law: American Citizen Renunciations Are Soaring

School choice expands in the states

Atheist Coalition Targets Church Tax-Exempt Status | Charisma News

The IRS Attack on Political Speech | Bradley Smith at WSJ

WI: Pastor Liable For Self-Employment Tax

“New York giving surviving gay spouses estate tax refunds”

Senators are promised 50 years of secrecy for tax reform proposals

Records of Christine O’Donnell tax snooping disappear

“The IRS’s Gay-Marriage Tax Problem”

IRS Employees Ordered to Send Tea Party Cases to IRS’s Only Obama Political Appointee

Grover Norquist open to backing Cheney over Enzi

Due to Increased Regulations, Millions of Americans Abroad Forced to Reconsider U.S. Citizenship

What You Need To Know Right Now About Obamacare Open Enrollment

IRS chief: Agency improperly screened groups until last month

PA: State fight brews over charities

MIT adopts new policy to mitigate federal tax burden for same-sex couples

Erosion by Intimidation: The All-Out Attack on the First Amendment | Kellie Fiedorek at Townhall

Judge strikes down state education tax credit program, appeal expected | NH Union Leader

Distrust Growing: 70% Believe IRS Decision to Target Conservatives Was Made in DC | Ramsussen

NH judge rules against school choice | Alliance Defending Freedom

Orrin Hatch: Think the IRS Is Bad Now? Just Wait. | Orrin Hatch at WSJ

Slipping the constitutional leash | George F. Will at Washington Post

As Marriage Changes, Should Joint Filing Go The Way Of Ozzie And Harriet?

    Forbes: Any day now, the Supreme Court will rule on whether same-sex married couples have the right to file joint federal tax returns. But Yale tax law professor Anne Alstott has me wondering whether the entire debate over the tax consequences of the Defense of Marriage Act is missing the point.


  • Posted: 06/11/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.forbes.com

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IRS: No, We Won’t Provide Documents to Congress, In Order to “Protect” Our Victims